Rural Action Awards Scheme Reopens for Applications

Posted on 9 Feb 2024 Last updated on 19 Feb 2024

The Rural Action Awards Scheme has reopened for applications.  

The Awards Scheme has supported 21 community projects to date and a further 3 awards are available for this intake which closes for applications on 20 March 2024.

The Rural Action Awards Scheme, is aimed at supporting rural communities celebrate their own achievements:    

  • Rural community-based organisations in Northern Ireland, or the border region of Ireland have the opportunity to apply for and be in with a chance of securing £1000 or €1000 towards their chosen community project
  • The scheme is open to constituted rural community-based organisations including charities, not for profit community groups, sporting and cultural organisations, heritage groups, Parent Teacher Associations, youth groups/clubs and social enterprises.
  • 3 recipients chosen at random.
  • Simple application form and verification process with evidence of constitution and bank account in group name required if successful. 
  • The scheme seeks to support practical, tangible and timebound projects where the project must complete within 12 weeks.

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